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the act of a person or thing that scrapes.
the sound of something being scraped.
Usually, scrapings. something that is scraped off, up, or together.

1400–50; late Middle English; see scrape, -ing1

scrapingly, adverb
nonscraping, adjective
unscraping, adjective
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scraping (ˈskreɪpɪŋ)
1.  the act of scraping
2.  a sound produced by scraping
3.  (often plural) something scraped off, together, or up; a small amount

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, probably from O.N. skrapa "to scrape, erase," from P.Gmc. *skrapojan (cf. O.E. scrapian "to scrape," Du. schrapen, Ger. schrappen). The noun is attested from c.1440. Meaning "embarrassing or awkward predicament" is recorded from 1709, as OED suggests, "probably from the notion of being 'scraped'
in going through a narrow passage." To scrape the bottom of the barrel in figurative sense is from 1942.
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